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    Sentence structure

    May I ask whether the following sentence is a comma splice?

    "He had never taken part in any activities of the Scheme, not even tried to make enrolment."

    If not, what kind of grammatical structure do we call the clause underlined,
    an adverbial or whatever?

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    Re: Sentence structure

    It's not a proper comma splice because there aren't two independent clauses there.

    He had never taken part in any activities of the Scheme, he not even tried to make enrolment.

    That's a splice.

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    Re: Sentence structure

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    It's not a proper comma splice because there aren't two independent clauses there.

    He had never taken part in any activities of the Scheme, he not even tried to make enrolment.

    That's a splice.
    What kind of grammatical structure is it (i.e. not even tried to...), then?

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